1820 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Wolcot

Anonymous, in Percy Anecdotes, 1820 ca.; Russell, Book of Authors (1860) 306.



When the Duke of Kent was last in America, he took a stroll into the country, and entering a neat little cottage, saw a pretty girl with a book in her hand. "What books do you read?" asked his royal highness. The girl with the most artless innocence, replied, "Sir, the Bible and Peter Pindar."